Boris Johnson led the sixth weekly & # 39; cloak for & # 39; from Britain to thank the thousands of NHS staff and health care workers who & # 39; ve put their lives on the line to fight coronavirus after overcoming the deadly bug.

Claim for caregivers is now in its sixth week, with millions of Brits moving up and down the steps on their doors, balconies and front gardens to applaud frontline workers at 8am every Thursday.

The Prime Minister stepped on the steps of Downing Street to greet the NHS just hours after hosting his first daily press conference since he recovered from the virus.

His partner Carrie Symonds tweeted to say that she & # 39; s another wonderful reason & # 39; also had to clap for the Health Service this week after they gave birth to their baby boy yesterday.

There were three cheers for Captain Tom Moore outside his Bedfordshire home to mark his 100th birthday today, with the Prime Minister giving him a personal thanks when he returned to No10 .

Yesterday, people stood in fear when they did rainbows above their cities and towns just when they were ready to clap – the same symbol that children put in their windows as a thank-you to the NHS. People were amazed at the time after a day of miserable weather saw rain and wind blowing most of the UK today.

Boris Johnson (pictured off Downing Street this evening at 8pm) led the sixth weekly & # 39; Cloak for Coats & # 39; from Britain to thank the thousands of NHS staff and health care workers who put their lives on the line to fight coronavirus after it plagued the deadly breach

The family of retired British Army Captain Tom Moore, daughter Hannah Ingram-Moore and grandchildren Benji and Georgia come from outside his home in Bedfordshire as people clap, cheer and wish him a happy 100th birthday at 8pm

The family of retired British Army Captain Tom Moore, daughter Hannah Ingram-Moore and grandchildren Benji and Georgia come from outside his home in Bedfordshire as people clap, cheer and wish him a happy 100th birthday at 8pm

Medical personnel outside William Harvey Hospital in Ashford, Kent, are applauding to greet local heroes in front

Medical personnel outside William Harvey Hospital in Ashford, Kent, are applauding to greet local heroes in front

Yesterday, people stood in fear when rainbows formed above their cities and towns just when they were ready to knock - the same symbol that children put in their windows as a thank-you to the NHS

Yesterday, people stood in fear when rainbows formed above their cities and towns just when they were ready to knock – the same symbol that children put in their windows as a thank-you to the NHS

Chancellor Rishi Sunak was seen at a safe two meters away this evening to the Prime Minister in Downing Street

Chancellor Rishi Sunak was seen at a safe two meters away this evening to the Prime Minister in Downing Street

Labor leader Sir Keir Starmer was pictured applauding outside his North London home with his wife at 8 p.m.

Labor leader Sir Keir Starmer was pictured applauding outside his North London home with his wife at 8 p.m.

Leave of Mr. Johnson and new mother Carrie Symonds said she would again participate in the "caretaker" blow, a day after she gave birth to a baby boy.

She tweeted: & # 39; Applause tonight for our amazing caregivers and wish hero @capenessommoore a very happy birthday. I also have another wonderful reason to thank the NHS this week as well. Thank you so much! & # 39;

Chancellor Rishi Sunak was seen two meters apart from the Prime Minister on Downing Street, while Labor leader Sir Keir Starmer clapped with his wife outside their London home.

He said there was & # 39; so much to beat & # 39; at the weekly clap for caregivers on Thursday.

He tweeted a photo of himself clapping, he wrote: & # 39; We are past the highlight, it's Captain Tom & # 39; s Birthday and we have the best co-workers from anywhere in & # 39; e world. So much to clap for tonight. & # 39;

Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon tweeted a video of her applause, adding: "Thank you to everyone who works hard every day to take care of us and continue our essential services #ClapForOurCarers # ClapForTheNHS & # 39 ;

People took to Twitter in the hour before the blow after they saw rainbows in several places in the country.

The rainbow has been adopted as a symbol of the weekly blow and one Twitter user, @ Pazza_81, commented & # 39; that's some timing & # 39; after the colorful images illuminated the sky.

Jessica Gent posted this rainbow image from London in the run-up to the sixth weekly Clap For Carers

Jessica Gent posted this rainbow image from London in the run-up to the sixth weekly Clap For Carers

This image was taken in Billericay, Essex, in the run-up to tonight's Clap For Carers

This image was taken in Billericay, Essex, in the run-up to tonight's Clap For Carers

Mutlicolored bows were seen in London, Manchester and Liverpool, among others, and a few lucky people saw double rainbows.

When the clock struck at 8pm, Britons smashed pots and pans, chanted, sang and dressed to say thank you to those who did not care for patients in hospitals, nursing homes and the community.

Meanwhile, cars for emergency services remained their sirens and flew their blue lights when they paid homage to their colleagues.

Buildings were illuminated with messages of solidarity and gratitude, with various skyscrapers and other famous landmarks in London specially illuminated for the occasion.

The national campaign was started by a Dutch woman from London named AnneMarie Plas, who went viral with her plea for health care workers after she saw it taking place in her home country and others across Europe .

Another image of a rainbow, the symbol that children have painted in their windows to thank the NHS, was posted online

Another image of a rainbow, the symbol that children have painted in their windows to thank the NHS, was posted online

Rainbows were seen nationwide, with one Twitter user named Pamela: "That's some timing"

Rainbows were seen nationwide, with one Twitter user named Pamela: "That's some timing"

Do you have photos & videos of clap for caretakers in your area? Email them to georgia.simcox@mailonline.co.uk

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